Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact Us


WYAS Calderdale

Central Library and Archives

Square Road




Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0151


Opening hours

Appointments available from August 2021

We are offering a limited service to visitors who need to access our original documents for their research.  All visitors are required to book their visit and order documents at least one week in advance.  Please do not travel to our building without having received confirmation of your booking.


Open days:

Tuesdays 10am -12.30pm, 1.30pm - 4pm

Thursdays 10am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4pm

Fridays 10am -12.30pm, 1.30pm - 4pm

Microfilm available

Archive service microfilm will be available via the Local Studies Library in the Central Library.  For up to date opening hours for the Local Studies Library please see the Library website.  


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0151 or by email to make an appointment. 

To adhere to social distancing guidelines there will be 4 visitor spaces available to book per day.  You must order your documents at least one week in advance of your planned visit.  Staff will be able to advise you on how to access catalogues if you are unsure of the document reference numbers you need.  Please note that there is currently a limit on 6 documents per person, per visit.

To help ensure that our spaces are safe for both public and staff, and that we are following government guidelines, please read the office guidance before planning your visit. 

Public lockers for bags and coats are provided and are coin operated (£1 refundable).

Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.



No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.


How to find us

Car Parking

Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.


We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.


We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.